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Nairobi Landlords Enforce Strange Tenant Rules

Nairobi Landlords Enforce Strange Tenant Rules

Several Nairobi residents have
described strange rules they were forced to accept while living in residential
houses in the city and its environs.

The rules and regulations varied by
apartment, but some were implausible and infringed on people’s privacy, according
to residents.

 A netizen said When I was looking for a place to
live, the landlord inquired about my marital status
. Those
people
who
are not legally married are not permitted to live together
.

Another one said,
one old landlord told us that if we wanted to be his tenants, we should not
have more than one child.

Others
claimed that the landlords would turn off the lights at a specific time to
avoid a large bill, and that the gate would be locked at 10 p.m. every night.

I was living
in a single room when my baby was 1 year old. “The landlord would turn off
the lights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and I was going to work at 5 a.m.” a
netizen explained.

The caretaker
would lock the gate at 10 p.m. and no one would be permitted to enter.”
Those who came in before would knock on the gate and then leave when they were
tired,” another said.

One of the laws
that governs how landlords treat their tenants is the right to privacy. The
landlord should not enter your home without your permission once you’ve moved
in. Before entering your home, they must first obtain your permission, no
matter what they’re trying to accomplish. They can only be permitted in the
event of an emergency, such as a fire.

Furthermore,
no matter where you stay, your safety is more important.

To ensure your
safety, the landlord should ensure that the doors, windows, and locks are in
good working order. Don’t be a bad landlord to your tenant Read: tips
on how to become a successful landlord in Kenya.

What is your experience
with your landlord? Please share and leave a comment for more Reaches?

 

Related: Understanding
the landlord and tenant bill 2021



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